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    AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization)
    Description:

    coed soccer, fall, winter, and spring seasons

    ages 5-19 years old

    plays at Parade Grounds

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 05-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Soccer league/class recommendations for older child new to the game?
    Comment:  AYSO is probably your best option for a league, as she can just join a team and will be guaranteed playing time during games. For instruction, most of the local travel team clubs (e.g. GJOA - where my son plays) offer clinics either regularly or periodically.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Re: Extracurricular Activity for 12 yo boy - Fall or Winter 2017
    Comment:  My son has enjoyed playing soccer on weekends with AYSO in Brooklyn and has made friends there. It’s volunteer run and they only do matches. Low key, low cost, (mostly) outdoors, and a lot of kids play season after season.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 03-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Review: Loved the camp! Coaches were very nice. My son begged for more. Just wish the turf wasn't eroding. Bothers me that he was covered in it.If you could change anything, what would it be? New location-due to eroding turf.Age of child: 5Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Sports programs for non sporty kids
    Comment:  They also do AYSO for soccer, though my son gave up a while ago because he just doesn't enjoy team sports; my daughter still goes to AYSO and it also feels inclusive. They are usually pretty good at mixing up teams according to levels.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 24-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 7Review: My daughter didn't love it. Partly the issue was the weather-- 95 and steamy-- and they play all day, no matter the weather. She said the counselors yelled a lot, and during the non soccer down time parts they did nothing-- no activities, just sitting around.What would you change about the program, if anything? More activities, counselors who do not yell.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 02-Jun-2016
    Subject:  Fall soccer options for 6 year old
    Comment:  I think AYSO is a great option for a 6 year old who likes soccer. And there are no mandatory weekly practices with AYSO - not sure where you heard that. Some teams (usually the older age groups) might suggest an optional mid-week practice but it’s not an AYSO thing. And they can’t play your kid any less if he doesn’t go to a practice. Thats not the AYSO philosophy. But sign up early -- the Fall rosters fill up quick. Both my sons have played over the years, one started at age 6 and the other age 9.
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    On 23-Sep-2015
    Subject:  Review from 2015 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Age of Child: 6 Likes: Great price, super sweet and friendly coaches and my daughter learned a lot about soccer. What would you change? If you do the extended day it's basically 6 hours of soccer with the only breaks being lunch, snack, and sometimes the chance to color or play games like duck-duck goose. My daughter (who it turns out gets tired of soccer- now we know!) would have liked a little more variation, for example, a quick trip to the playground. But if your kid loves soccer, this is the camp for them. Also, one day it rained and the kids got soaked and went to their rain location. My daughter had a blast but I was annoyed that no one suggested the younger kids change into their spare clothes (which I had been packing daily). She spent 4 hours in thick, soaking wet shorts though she didn't seem to mind. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Recommend Do you have any other information to add? Parents get invited to watch the Friday games which was a lot of fun.
    Reviewed by
    On 15-Feb-2014
    Subject:  Re: AYSO Summer Soccer
    Comment:  We love it. Our daughter has been part of AYSO for 4 years. It is normally on Saturday and/or Sundays.
    Reviewed by
    On 15-Feb-2014
    Subject:  Re: AYSO Summer Soccer
    Comment:  AYSO summer soccer is a camp that goes for two weeks I believe, it’s partial days for the younger kids and then full days for kids starting third grade as I recall - and by “full days” I mean they start EARLY (7:30 a.m. or something) and end early (maybe 2:30 p.m.) and I don’t believe they have extended day options so if you’re a working parent you have to time shift and stop early or find a sitter to do pickup. The timing has generally stopped me from signing up for AYSO soccer camp but I’ve heard some good things about it. We might do it one year. As for AYSO during the school year, they have a fall session, a winter session and a spring session. Fall and spring are outdoors in Prospect Park around the parade grounds and are usually Sept-Nov and then April-June, and winter is generally Jan-March and indoors around downtown Brooklyn (two years ago it was at PS 38, last year and this year Brooklyn Friends). We did it for about 2 years year-round and are taking a break this winter; I find it tiring keeping up with game times which can start as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 4 or 5 p.m. so sometimes it’s hard to plan around the games or we miss them for conflicts, but generally it’s a fantastic organization, very organized, very volunteer-friendly (it’s an all volunteer organization so parents ideally will get involved when they can) and very affordable.
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    On 15-Feb-2014
    Subject:  Re: AYSO Summer Soccer
    Comment:  The summer camp is 2 weeks (you can just do one week) usually right after July 4th. The days run from very early (7:45-2:30pm) and the kids are pretty much outside at the Parade Grounds all day. So it can be very hot. But if your kids like to play soccer, it's a lot of fun. My son has enjoyed it--and has come home more dirty, tired, and stinky than on any other days of the year.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 23-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Program: Summer Soccer Camp Age of Child: 7 Likes: My son liked his coaches/couselors and enjoyed working on his soccer technique. He wished there was more game-playing - but that is not in the cards for the younger age group at this camp. It is very affordable. What would you change? It was tough that the day ended at 11:30am - I would start a little later and end a little later. Would you send your child(ren) again? Yes Do you recommend? Recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 14-Jun-2011
    Comment:  my daughters started with ayso and now for past two years do both ayso and travel soccer with GJOA. Ayso is very fun and gives them good playing time. .